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Massey Runs Back To The Top In Norwalk; Nobile Sweeps In Pro Stock
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 19:04 | Comments Off
Massey Runs Back To The Top In Norwalk; Nobile Sweeps In Pro Stock

Spencer Massey raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Mike Neff (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Massey drove [...]

Stewart Emerges With The Victory At Daytona
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Stewart Emerges With The Victory At Daytona

Defending series champion Tony Stewart made a solo pass for the lead on the final lap and went on to win the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
Jeff Burton of Richard Childress Racing finished second while Matt Kenseth was third.
The victory was the third of the season for [...]

AJ Allmendinger Parked For Failing Drug Test
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
AJ Allmendinger Parked For Failing Drug Test

Penske Racing driver AJ Allmendinger has  been temporarily suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test and will not compete in tonight’s Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR announced the suspension Saturday afternoon, saying he was temporarily suspended for his “A” sample including a banned substance. The test was conducted at [...]

Jimmy Mosteller Was A Big Buddy To Racing
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 7:03 | 6 Comments
Jimmy Mosteller Was A Big Buddy To Racing

Race fans across the country are mourning the loss of their “Little Bitty Buddy.”
Jimmy Mosteller, a long-time racing announcer and co-founder of the old Hav-A-Tampa dirt racing series, died Wednesday.
Mosteller started announcing horse racing events after a brief try as an apprentice jockey. But he found his true calling while following his race-driver friend Jack [...]

Enders’ 20-Year Quest Pays Off At Route 66
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 20:01 | One Comment
Enders’ 20-Year Quest Pays Off At Route 66

Erica Enders’ quest to earn respect in the male-dominated sport of drag racing was the subject of the inspirational Disney Channel movie “Right on Track,” which chronicled her rise through the ranks of the NHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing League.
Twenty years later, Enders entered a league of her own with a victory in the Pro Stock [...]

Barbosa Holds Off Gurney To Win At The Glen
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Barbosa Holds Off Gurney To Win At The Glen

Joao Barbosa in an Action Express Racing Corvette DP car passed the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Corvette driven by Alex Gurney with six and a half minutes to go, held off Gurney during the final two minutes and won the Six Hours of The Glen GRAND-AM Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday.
The margin of victory was [...]

Schumacher Leads Top Fuelers Into Route 66 Finals
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Schumacher Leads Top Fuelers Into Route 66 Finals

Chicago-area favorite Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher saved his best lap for last Saturday night, blasting into the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 13:56 | Comments Off
Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth

Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, met with the media today at Kentucky Speedway, site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race.
Not surprisingly, Roush was asked about the announcement this week that driver Matt Kenseth would not return to Roush Fenway next season.
What follows is a transcript of the press conference.
Jack Roush: “On the matter [...]

Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers

Another big weekend for auto racing. Here are some of the people, places and things that will be cool to scrutinize:
– The traffic situation at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The guess here is that about 100,000 of us will be watching it more carefully than others. Remember the scene last year before, during and after the [...]

Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway
Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2012 – 11:10 | 2 Comments
Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway

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Roush Fenway Racing announced today that 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will compete for the team full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition beginning in 2013, while Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway will part ways at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the [...]